Friday, March 6, 2015

Blog Tour: Slow Burn by K. Bromberg

Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while....There weren’t supposed to be any strings attached—so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts? Or the taste of his kiss from her lips?
No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked....

Or will fate force her to realize that this kind of connection doesn’t come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk?

4.5 Star Review by Jen Skewes

I just finished reading Slow Burn and my emotions are all over the place because dam it K. Bromberg made me feel IT ALL!!  I don’t think I was prepared for the emotional journey that this story took me on.  I honestly went in to this one not knowing too much about the story because come on it’s Haddie and Becks.  Need I say more.  It’s the story I have been waiting for since reading the Driven series.  And it’s Becks!!  And let me say that Ms. Bromberg did not disappoint with this one.  You will fall head over heels in love with Beckett Daniels, even more than you thought possible.

Becks and Haddie are the best friends of Rylee and Colton.  They have known each other for a little over a year now.  And there’s no denying the attraction that they both feel.  Burt on the night of their best friend's wedding they give into that attraction, no matter how hard Becks fights it.  They both agree to just one night of no strings attached sex.  That’s all it is and nothing more.  Just that one night alone can make things complicated enough without having strings attached.  So why when the night is over can neither one of them forget that night, forget what they felt?  Becks wants more than Haddie is willing to give.  Haddie has these walls up and she is not about to let Becks or any man for that matter break them.  No matter how hard they try.  And trust me Beckett Daniels will try.  He knows what he wants and he will fight until he gets it.  And he wants Haddie, strings an all.  But how many times can he be pushed away and still come back fighting?  Will Haddie push him so far that she will lose any chance that she has with him?  

I don’t want to go into any more detail about the story line because you need to just read this book to experience it all.  This book made me feel so many motions.  First let me say that Beck is every bit the sexy and sweet man I thought him to be.  He is just an amazing man with the patience of a saint.  He knew that Hadie had walls up and he wanted to break them down but he also needed to know why they were there in the first place.  But when he does slowly find out I don’t think he ever imagined that it would be that.  But what I truly loved about this man is the desire that he had, the persistence to fight for what he wanted. He didn’t give up no matter how many times she pushed.  

I am not going to lie Haddie frustrated me to no end.  The back and forth,  the hurting Becks and pushing him away.  And I tried so hard to understand why and where she was coming from. I knew the reasons and tried putting myself in her position.  And to be honest it's not even something I could imagine but yes I understood. And I loved her but my god did she frustrate me.  But then something happens and at that moment every bit of frustration that I had with her went out the window. It was at that moment that had me in tears and feeling and understanding what she was going through.  I understood her fears and I just wanted to hug her and tell her that it would all be ok.  But at the same time wanted to tell her it was ok to ask for help.  I loved Haddie and with all that she had been through my heart just broke for her.  She was a strong and feisty heroine who I loved.  

Slow Burn is one emotional roller coaster ride and one that I did not expect.  But I wouldn't have changed a thing.  You will fall in love with Becks and Haddie.  You will feel every emotion with them, the frustration, the hurt, the pain but also the happiness and the love.  There were moments between these two that just made me smile, I loved the banter and the dirty talk between them.  But I also loved the emotional moments.  Ms. Bromberg made me feel all the feels.  I laughed, I cried and I certainly swooned.  There was a moment with Haddie and Danny that oh my god I cannot even go into but it was just beautiful.    And the party scene was just perfect.  I didn’t think I could love someone as much as I loved Colton but I did.  I loved that we still got to see Colton and Becks’ bromance.  Because let’s face it Colton and Becks have the best bromance EVER!!  Another amazing job by K. Bromberg.

“Yeah. That’s one way to put it. Is there something else you called for besides trying to stick your nose in where it doesn’t belong?”
I open my mouth and then shut it, unsure how calling him because I just needed to hear his voice has devolved so quickly into this. Into me scrambling for words I can’t find to fix shit that doesn’t need fixing.
Because I don’t want this. Don’t want him.
“Well then, if you want to actually talk instead of pull this ridiculous bullshit, I’m here for you…but Had…? Whatever this is here…this passive aggressive crap? I don’t do too well with that. We had our one night. You made it quite clear you didn’t want anything more than that so you don’t get to call me up and question what I might or might not be doing with anybody else. You want no strings? Then cut the ties…but frankly I don’t think you know what the fuck you want so until you figure your shit out, I think it’s best that we say good night before we make a bad situation even worse.”
 “Wait!” Desperation rings in my voice in the single word. And I hate myself for sounding like this but I’m so lonely, so scared and just want the comfort I know he can bring me right now.
I wait for the sound of the dial tone to assault my ears. Wait for the incessant beep that reaffirms why I have barbed wire wrapped around my heart – painful but necessary. But there is nothing for a few moments until I hear the phone scrape against the stubble on his face.
And I wait…my throat burning with the tears I want to shed but am so sick of. The ones that no longer bring me comfort.
“I’m here, Haddie. I’m not going anywhere, okay?” The timbre of his voice carries his concern and sympathy to me through the line.

The incoherent sound I make is all I can offer in thank you to him for not hanging up on me. For not giving up on me.
About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner who has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her—the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard.

K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Her debut novels, Driven, Fueled, and Crashed of The Driven Trilogy were well received and went on to become multi-platform bestsellers as well as landing on the New York Times and USA Today lists. Her other works include a short story, UnRaveled, and a companion piece to The Driven Trilogy titled Raced. She is currently working on three stand alone Driven novels, Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, and Hard Beat. She also plans to release a novel addressing the 10 year gap at the ending of Crashed in late fall 2015

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